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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, April 4, 1995: US05403312 (1392 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, July 16, 1996: US05535937 (657 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for identifying certain characteristics of an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. A preferred embodiment provides a surgical stapling instrument having an electrical circuit contained on the stapling cartridge which is capable of indicating cartridge type and/or ...


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, July 16, 1996: US05535934 (638 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for identifying certain characteristics of an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. A preferred embodiment provides a surgical stapling instrument having an electrical circuit contained on the stapling cartridge which is capable of indicating cartridge type and/or ...


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, October 8, 1996: US05562239 (637 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for sensing the firing of a staple cartridge inserted into an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. The stapling instrument includes a magnetic sensing device arranged to sense the advancement of a knife or staple driver.


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Mir A Imran, Olivier K Colliou, Ted W Layman, Deepak R Gandhi, Sharon L Lake: Gastric treatment and diagnosis device and method. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, March 18, 2003: US06535764 (517 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A functional device resides within the patient's stomach and is secured to the stomach wall by an attachment device. The functional device may be a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stom ...


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Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Blunt tipped ultrasonic trocar. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, September 12, 1995: US05449370 (310 worldwide citation)

A blunt tipped trocar which uses ultrasonic energy in the form of vibrations to assist a user in penetrating tissue. In one embodiment of the invention, a feedback mechanism is provided which senses a variation in load on the trocar tip and adjusts the ultrasonic energy level of the vibrating tip in ...


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Mark Fogelberg, J David Hughett, C Kerwin Braddock, Michael E Boehm, David Stefanchik, Michael A Murray: Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments and method for their placement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, February 11, 1997: US05601573 (293 worldwide citation)

A clip, clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structur ...


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Mir A Imran, Olivier K Collion, Ted W Layman, Sharon L Lake: Gastric device and instrument system and method. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, July 11, 2006: US07076305 (250 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating gastric disorders is provided. A functional device resides within the patient's stomach and is secured to the stomach wall by an attachment device. The functional device may be a sensor for sensing various parameters of the stomach or stomach e ...


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Olivier Colliou, Kevin Nason, Harm TenHoff, Mir A Imran, Ted Layman: Gastric device and suction assisted method for implanting a device on a stomach wall. Intrapace, Susan M Schmitt, Peters Verny Jones Schmitt & Aston, March 28, 2006: US07020531 (248 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for diagnosing and treating a patient is provided where a functional device is attached to a stomach wall. The device in one embodiment provides electrical stimulation of the stomach wall. The device may also have other functional aspects such as a sensor for sensing vari ...


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J David Hughett, David Stefanchik, Michael A Murray, C Kerwin Braddock: Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, October 28, 1997: US05681330 (238 worldwide citation)

A clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is positioned into the jaws of the clip applier The jaws close and lock to a preset force to compress and temporarily occlude the tissue structure. If ...